Flaming Dr. Pepper
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Flaming Dr. Pepper
Cocktail recipe

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The Flaming Dr. Pepper cocktail is a fun and unique drink that is sure to impress and delight your taste buds. Known for its fiery presentation and smooth, sweet taste, ... more The Flaming Dr. Pepper cocktail is a fun and unique drink that is sure to impress and delight your taste buds. Known for its fiery presentation and smooth, sweet taste, this drink is a popular choice among partygoers and bar enthusiasts. The history of this cocktail can be traced back to the 1990s when it gained popularity in college bars across the United States. The combination of overproof rum, Amaretto, and lager creates a rich and flavorful profile with a distinct almond and caramel sweetness. The key to its signature "flaming" element is the flammable nature of the rum, which is lit on fire and added to the glass just before serving. The result is a drink that not only looks impressive but also has a unique and interesting mix of flavors. Whether enjoyed as a shot or sipped slowly, the Flaming Dr. Pepper is a must-try for any cocktail connoisseur.
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Lager
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7.26% | 2.21 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Flaming Dr. Pepper

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour the amaretto into the shot glass and top up with 151
Pour about half a pint of Coor's into the pint glass
Light the shot on fire
Drop the shot into the beer and serve immediately


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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly ignite the Flaming Dr. Pepper cocktail?

To safely ignite a Flaming Dr. Pepper, pour a dash of overproof rum on top of the Amaretto in a shot glass. Light the rum with a long match or lighter, ensuring your face and flammable objects are at a safe distance. The flame should burn off the alcohol on the surface. Always exercise caution and have a fire extinguisher nearby.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Flaming Dr. Pepper?

The best way to serve a Flaming Dr. Pepper is to prepare the shot with Amaretto and overproof rum and then ignite it. Concurrently, have a half-filled glass of lager beer ready. Once the shot is flaming, carefully drop it into the beer glass. The drink should be consumed quickly after blending.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most appropriate for serving Flaming Dr. Pepper?

Flaming Dr. Pepper is most suitable for lively and adventurous occasions such as parties, celebrations, or as a special drink to kick off a fun night out. Its theatrical presentation and unique flavor profile make it a hit at events where guests are looking for something out of the ordinary.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the type of beer used in a Flaming Dr. Pepper?

Yes, while lager is traditionally used, you can substitute it with any light beers or ales that have a neutral taste to maintain the cocktail's intended flavor profile. Avoid strongly flavored beers like stouts or IPAs as they can overpower the taste of the Amaretto and rum.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Flaming Dr. Pepper compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 7.26%, the Flaming Dr. Pepper is relatively low in alcohol compared to many classic cocktails, which can have alcohol contents ranging from 10% to over 30%. Its moderate strength makes it a good choice for those looking to enjoy a unique drink experience without consuming a high amount of alcohol.

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